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Description

There is a disturbance in the force, and the Jedi are there to find its source. There is a whole Armada of Battleships and troops besieging a planet and two Jedi knights come to protect the planet.

This Star Wars title from Lucas Arts is completely based on the movie Phantom Menace. It is basically an action game in which you play a number of characters from the movie, solve a number of puzzles, beat down enemies with your light saber or laser guns and follow the footsteps of the movie. But remember, you will follow a different trail to the same ultimate ending.

Screenshots

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace PlayStation Main title screen
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Windows The arena loading....
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace PlayStation Introduction scene
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Windows The beginning in a conference room

Promo Images

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Magazine Advertisement
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Other
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Magazine Advertisement
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Other

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "Star Wars: Episodio I - La Minaccia Fantasma" -- Italian title
  • "Star Wars: Episodio I - La Amenaza Fantasma" -- Spanish title
  • "Star Wars: Episódio I - A Ameaça Fantasma" -- Brazilian title
  • "Star Wars: Episode I - La Menace Fantôme" -- French title
  • "Star Wars: Episode 1 - Die Dunkle Bedrohung" -- German title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Well... it could be worse Windows Ivan Obretenov (33)
It's like the movie.... you know, flashy and dumb. Windows Zovni (10638)
The worst Star Wars movie based video game..... Windows James Kirk (168)

Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jul 01, 1999 77 out of 100 77
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Oct, 1999 76 out of 100 76
PC Gamer Windows Aug, 1999 71 out of 100 71
PC Joker Windows Jul, 1999 70 out of 100 70
Player One Windows Jul, 1999 70 out of 100 70
Video Games PlayStation Oct, 1999 66 out of 100 66
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Apr 16, 2005 13 out of 20 65
PC Gamer Brasil Windows Sep, 1999 55 out of 100 55
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation Oct 16, 2005 4 out of 10 40
The Video Game Critic PlayStation May 18, 2005 D+ 33

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Trivia

Box

The original (non-Archive Collection) versions of the box had various silly things hidden under some box flaps, that were different for alternate versions of the box (there were lots). Examples:

"WOOKIE!" "Graaahr." "Battel DROIDID!"

Content

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace contains a few scenes that were in early versions of the screenplay but never made it to the final cut of the film (most noteably Obi-wan Kenobi rising out of the waters of the Naboo swamp while the Federation tanks hovers by).

PC Player review

The German magazine PC Player gave the game a bad review and received an angry letter from Multimedia Handelspartner EG, most likely the German distributor of the game. PC Player printed some quotes in the editorial of issue 08/1999, e.g. that a bad review is a slap in the face for every fan, that the magazine should work out new evaluation possibilities together with the industry or that some silly persons should not judge products costing millions to produce. The editorial in German language can be seen here.

PlayStation version

The PlayStation version of the game includes the video of Duel of the Fates.

Information also contributed by Tony Gies and Zovni

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Contributed to by Grant McLellan (622) and Wolfang (168)